Arsenal head to Crystal Palace on Monday looking to continue their strong recent record against the Eagles.
The Gunners were 2-0 winners at Selhurst Park just over a year ago and, given they won 10 London derbies in the Premier League last season, they will be in confident mood.
That said, Palace will certainly feel an upset is a possibility. Since Roy Hodgson returned to the club on March 23, they have won three and drawn two of their home league games, and their only defeat in their past 10 top-flight matches came at the hands of Manchester City.
Mikel Arteta’s men started 2023/24 with a 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest, while Palace were 1-0 winners away to Sheffield United. Although neither side was completely convincing in those victories, Hodgson has no doubt his players will be facing potential title challengers.
“We’re expecting to see them come here and produce all their skills, and I think they will show us respect to make certain they bring their best game to Selhurst Park, unfortunately,” he said.
“It means we will have to bring our best game to Selhurst Park and hope our fans can weave that magic that they do in getting extra ounces of energy and play from the team that maybe I, as a manager, can’t expect them to do.”
The Sporting News has all the details on how to watch this Premier League match, plus the latest team news and betting odds.
Live blog: Crystal Palace vs Arsenal
What time does Crystal Palace vs Arsenal kickoff?
This Premier League clash takes place at Selhurst Park in London, UK and kicks off on Monday, August 21 at 8 p.m. local time.
Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:
|USA||Mon, Aug. 21||3 p.m. ET|
|Canada||Mon, Aug. 21||3 p.m. ET|
|UK||Mon, Aug. 21||8 p.m. BST|
|Australia||Tues, Aug. 22||5 a.m. AEST|
|India||Tues, Aug. 22||12:30 a.m. IST|
|Hong Kong||Tues, Aug. 22||3 a.m. HKT|
|Malaysia||Tues, Aug. 22||3 a.m. MYT|
|Singapore||Tues, Aug. 22||3 a.m. SGT|
|New Zealand||Tues, Aug. 22||7 a.m. NZDT|
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal live stream, TV channel
Here’s how to watch this Premier League match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:
|UK||Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League||Sky GO, NOW TV|
|India||Star Sports Select 1||Hotstar VIP,
|Hong Kong||Now Premier League (Ch.620-621)||Now TV|
|Malaysia||Astro SuperSport 3||Astro Go, sooka|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport Premier League||Sky Sport NOW|
UK: This match will be available via Sky Sports’ TV and streaming services.
USA: This fixture will be broadcast via streaming service Peacock.
Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live streaming exclusively via Fubo in Canada.
Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on demand on Optus Sport.
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal lineups
Palace star Michael Olise is missing with a hamstring issue, while Will Hughes and Matheus Franca are also out of action.
Marc Guehi limped off during the win over Sheffield United but is starting tonight.
Crystal Palace lineup (4-2-3-1): 1. Johnstone (GK) — 2. Ward, 16. Andersen, 6. Guehi, 3. Mitchell — 8. Lerma, 28. Doucoure — 9. J. Ayew, 10. Eze, 15. Schlupp — 22. Edouard
Crystal Palace subs (8): 29. Ahamada, 44. Riedewald, 49. Rak-sakyi, 31. Matthews, 37. Gordon, 5. Tomkins, 17. Clyne, 26. Richards
Jurrien Timber is likely to miss most of the season with a serious knee injury, and Oleksandr Zinchenko is only fit enough for the bench after suffering from a calf problem. Gabriel Jesus and Mohamed Elneny are also sidelined with knee problems.
New goalkeeper signing David Raya is on the bench as Aaron Ramsdale keeps his place in the starting lineup.
Arsenal lineup (4-3-3): 1. Ramsdale (GK) — 5. Partey, 4. White, 2. Saliba, 18. Tomiyasu — 8. Odegaard, 41. Rice, 29. Havertz — 7. Saka, 14. Nketiah, 11. Martinelli
Arsenal subs (9): 10. Smith Rowe, 20. Jorginho, 21. Fabio Vieira, 22. Raya, 19. Trossard, 24. Nelson, 6. Gabriel, 15. Kiwior, 35. Zinchenko.
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal prediction, odds
Palace’s recent record against Arsenal doesn’t make for pretty reading — they’ve only won one of the past eight meetings. They faced one another at Selhurst Park on the opening day last August, and despite a good performance from the home side, they still suffered a 2-0 defeat.
We’re not expecting this to be an overly comfortable outing for the Gunners, particularly given their injury problems, but they should have enough to get over the line.
Prediction: Crystal Palace 1-2 Arsenal
to score Y / N
|Over / Under
|BetMGM (USA)||+360||+280||-135||-125 / -115||-120 / -115|
|Sports Interaction (Canada)||5.04||3.98||1.61||1.78 / 1.83||1.85 / 1.92|
|Top Betting Sites (UK)||4/1||29/10||8/11||4/5, 10/11||17/20, 9/10|
|Dafabet (India)||5.02||4.03||1.71||1.88 / 1.93||1.93 / 1.97|
|Unibet (Australia)||5.20||3.85||1.71||1.85 / 1.91||1.88 / 1.93|
Odds updated as of August 21